Little ‘helper’ Dragon

My Little Dragon 1Today was quite a day, but on things other than gardening.  Vicki, my wife,  ran the Stratford half marathon and we all went to watch and cheer her on.  The boy wanted to go dressed in his Dragon costume and spent the rest of the day in it.

We were all very tried when we returned home and whilst my daughter and Vicki recovered on the sofa watching frozen, the dragon and I got on with our gardening jobs, planting seeds and potting on.

The cold-frame is proving very useful and I’m glad I built it.  Everything seems to be germinating with a great success rate (i.e. everything has come up – he says smugly 🙂 ).

Coldframe 27th April
Coldframe – 27th April 2014

Currently in the coldframe from right to left:

  • Savoy Cabbage
  • Leeks
  • Pumpkin
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cauliflower
  • Lemon Cucumber (for #GardenConnect)
  • Lettuce (Romaine for #GardenConnect / Tom Thumb / Red Leaf)
  • Nasturtium (for #GardenConnect)
  • Sweet Pepper (for #GardenConnect) – Yolo & Californian Wonder
  • Chilli – Cayenne & Jalapeno
  • Celeriac

This weekend I also got hold of three plastic barrels for the Allotment, a bargain at £5 each.  I would have bought more if I had had more space in the car. Two went on the roof and one in the boot.  They are now sitting on the plot. My next job is to get some guttering on the shed to feed them with water.

Water Butts
Doubled Barrelled Megane

Assuming it rains, once up, they’ll make a big difference to the allotment. None of the seeds we planted direct nearly 2 weeks ago have come up and I’m pretty sure it’s because of the dry weather we’ve had. Collecting and storing water will mean I can water them and give them a good kick start.

I can’t wait to have three full barrels, although I need to dig the soil so don’t want it to rain too much :).  #neverhappy


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